They wrote histories for the Israelites.
Six books of the Bible: Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings.
Introduction to the History of the israelites
The story of God's convenant with Israel before they reached the Promised Land. They were unfaithful to God and believed no one could help them.
The land of Canaan first promised to Abraham.
Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land. He was completely faithful and trusting in God.
A prostitute who recognized Israelite spies but hides them anyway in order to save her family.
A Jewish festival (8 days long) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
The ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (and especially from Isaac's son Jacob).
A word that means "the deep peace of God." So if you say "Shalom" to someone it means "I wish you God's peace."
A village in Jordan near the north end of the Dead Sea.
Ban of Jericho
God told the Israelites to destroy everything but take nothing for themselves from the cities they conquered, such as Jericho.
An image worshipped as a god.
Baal & Ashtarte
Deities worshiped by the ancient Semitic peoples.
gods and goddesses
The Israelite who stole some treasure of Jericho for himself. He and his family were stoned to death. He won't do that again!
A judge of Israel who was a very strong man.
Tthe great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
A living museum about life in Jesus' time.
Book of Ruth
A married who married an Israelite; later she stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died.
The mother-in-law of Ruth in the Old Testament.
A son of Lot. The Moabites are descendents from Moab.
The 2nd king of the Israelites.
A Christian, not a Jew.
The pattern that goes with each story of a judge is this cycle: sin, disaster, repentance and deliverance.
Began an Israelite war against the Canaanites.
Woman who helped the Israelites and killed the Canaanite general Sisera while he slept in her tent.
Israelite judge who defeated a superior enemy army with just 300 men.
One of the sea peoples who invaded Canaan.